Our Top Car Reviews of 2020

Our top five reviews of 2020 are an eclectic mix that speaks to the diversity of enthusiast and C/D reader interests. Our list includes electric cars that are supercar quick, a performance SUV with luxurious indulgences, a big-horsepower supercar from AMG, a redesigned compact luxury crossover, and at the top of the list sits a 591-hp station wagon. Were we surprised that the top review of the year was of a wagon? Not really.

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5. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA250

Earlier this year, and well before it arrived stateside, we sent our European correspondent to drive Mercedes’ second-generation GLA-class in Germany. Improved in nearly every way, the brand’s redesigned compact crossover proves to be important enough to claim the fifth and final spot on this list.

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4. 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

A convertible front-engine supercar with 577 horsepower takes the fourth spot this year. The nearly $200,000 GT R Roadster might not be as quick or track-focused as its mid-engine or rear-engine competition, but it proves that the driving experience counts.

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3. 2021 Alpina XB7

Okay, we’re a little surprised that so many readers were interested in Alpina’s 612-hp take on a three-row SUV. We promise to get one of these $142,295 beasts tested soon, but in the meantime, here’s our first-drive review.

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2. 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S vs. Tesla Model S Performance

Porsche’s all-new electric sports sedan, the Taycan, arrives eight years after the ground-breaking Model S, but an in-depth comparison test proves it has the right stuff to challenge Tesla in every way, except the price.

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1. 2021 Audi RS6 Avant

This year’s most popular review is of a wagon. Granted, it’s a 591-hp wagon with a twin-turbo V-8 and a 60-mph time of 2.9 seconds, but Audi’s RS6 Avant is about so much more than just performance numbers.

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